Description of problem:
Plasma 5 / Wayland won't start from sddm on Mageia v6 . I start sddm using "service sddm start" as root on tty2, and log in as shlomif (= my default user)+password.
My system is:
My primary machine is a desktop machine with a:
An Intel Core i3 CPU (x86-64).
8 GB of RAM.
Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
A 2 TB hard-disk.
A 21â³ Wide LCD Screen by LG.
Intel Corporation Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller.
Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
Please let me know how I can help fix this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run sddm.
2. Select "Plasma ( Wayland )" from the desktops' drop-down list.
3. Log in as a user.
Steps to Reproduce:
I should note that after I installed task-gnome on Cauldron, then I was able to start GNOME 3 / Wayland fine from the sddm option, although I later had to play some whack-a-mole with a dialogue prompting me to enter the password for the 'Default' keyring for apps that wanted them.
you have configured your mageia to use Wayland instead of Xorg ?
(In reply to Nicolas Lécureuil from comment #2)
> you have configured your mageia to use Wayland instead of Xorg ?
I don't recall doing that. How do I do that?
By default the possibility to start a Plasma Wayland session is included in SDDM. Not sure, if Mageia Cauldron is ready for that.
I can start a Plasma Wayland session in KaOS, but it seems that it is more a technical preview now and not ready for everyday use.
So maybe it is better just to disable that option in sddm for now?
Using Plasma 5.5.95 right now and Plasma Wayland still doesn't work; I've been experimenting a bit and documenting my failed attempts on a Forum thread
Like JÃ¼ri said, if you don't think Plasma Wayland will be part of Mageia 6 (it should start, but it's still behind in functionality and stability compared to Gnome) it'd be better to disable the desktop session for this release (/usr/share/wayland-sessions/plasmawayland.desktop - plasma-workspace package)
yes i will split it from default plasma.